Good morning friends! It’s Lighten Up Monday! Have you ever experienced the “thrill” of children doing combat in the back seat while you try to navigate traffic? At the end of this video is a solution you might want to try.
Question: What solutions have you used? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
In the early church believers would joyfully greet each other with a proclamation that was the foundation of their passion and their hope. “He is Risen.” Followers of Christ would respond with a resounding, “He is risen indeed!”
Here is The Ken Davis, New, Revised, Contemporary version of this. Occasionally on Easter someone will greet me with the wonderful ancient truth. “He is risen!” my response is….
A man was stranded on a deserted Pacific island for years. One day, a boat sailed into view. The man frantically waved and drew the skipper’s attention. The boat anchored near the island and the sailor got out and greeted the marooned man.
After a while the sailor asked, “What are those three huts you have built there?”
It was creation. God and an angel were sitting on the edge of the universe just enjoying the scenery. God took a deep breath and said. “Look at all the beautiful things I have made. These things are good.”
“I have wrapped them in a 24-hour period. Half will be light, half will be dark and it will keep repeating itself forever.”
“Wow,” the angel said, “What are you going to do next?”
We all struggle with identity—who we are, why we are, and what we have to offer this vast, broken world. About the time we find a scrap of worth or significance, something happens to make us fully aware of how much we lack. A harsh word. A broken relationship. A blunder or failure. Then, in spite of our best efforts at positivity or affirmation, we can’t escape the insecurity and aloneness we experience as a result. When it comes to this epidemic of misplaced identity, my friend Michele Cushatt understands the struggle first hand. Without giving away her story (which you can read in her books), Michele knows what it’s like to have the feet kicked out from underneath her, and to wonder if she’d ever again be able to stand. But she also knows what it’s like to push through the darkness, to cry out to God for grace, and to discover the miracle of a God whose purpose and presence never fail, regardless of what may come.